Features

PEARL is an innovative and engaging Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It's different because PEARL delivers customised and responsive learning based on individual learner needs. Easy for learners to understand; PEARL aims to provide the same levels of learner engagement as traditional classroom learning.

The learner experience is our top priority. PEARL delivers media rich responsive content. Learners and tutors can access course materials, assignments and their submissions on the go. PEARL means 24/7, on-demand learning at times and places to suit your lifestyle.

Our innovative online training platform encourages development beyond academic skills and includes a range of ready-made employability course materials. PEARL engages learners and enables them to achieve recognised qualifications from home, on the move or in the workplace.

PEARL puts the learner at the heart of the learning journey; every learner can customise their course by adding free, optional, employability skills modules to their course, so that no two learners study exactly the same content.


Rich interactive online learning content mapped to recognised qualifications
 
Additional course content delivered in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) environment whereby learners are engaged and encouraged to create additional resources, to share with fellow learners, on a community basis, leading to communal constructivism.
 
Unique online technology assisted e-assessments which enable assessments for both competency and knowledge based assessment criteria to be achieved entirely online, and remotely, without the need for an assessor to go to the learner's workplace (saving a considerable amount of time and money).
Open Badges. Learners who achieve via PEARL will also be awarded with an Open Badge for their qualification which will allow qualifications/Open Badges to be shareable, interoperable, and portable.
Learners have a digital "Qualifications Backpack" called The Qualification Register (QR), where their Open Badges are stored, enabling them to share qualification information with potential employers and/or other education institutions.

PEARL's unique features mean that it is able to provide a supported VLE which engages learners and supports their studies throughout their learning journey. Benefits include:

PEARL uses technology enabled learning strategies and e-assessment to overcome traditional barriers to distance learning

PEARL helps deliver on FELTAG policies on the adoption of e-assessment.

PEARL is an end to end platform designed to meet the needs of the following stakeholders in one self-contained system

  • Learners
  • TCE
    TP
    TCE
    AM
    CPD
  • Assessors
  • A
    E-P
  • IQAs
  • IQA
  • EVs
  • EA
  • Programme Managers
  • R&A
    IA
    DT
    SF
    admin
    FE
    Loans
    SFA
    fund
    S
  • MIS Managers
  • MI
  • Awarding Bodies
  • E-P
    R&A
    A
    IQA
    EA
  • Ofsted
  • EA
  • SFA
  • SF
    admin
    FE
    Loans
    SFA
    fund
  • Content Creators
  • CC
    build